What’s in Your Town?
The summer road-trip season is slowly nearing an end but there is still some time for those ambitious souls looking to delve into the old road atlas and discover a little slice of America. It is always difficult rolling into a new town or city and finding the gems that may not be noted at the local visitor center. For those looking for a place to hear some great music, maybe browse a stellar local section at a record store, or simply find a comfortable watering hole to meet some locals of similar interest, why not share with all?
Take a moment and let everyone know what makes your home a place to visit.
I’ll start off with a few places in my hometown of Minneapolis and St. Paul MN.
1. First Avenue/7th Street Entry – Always one of the best places to check out a show. It is also a historic landmark in music lore.
2. The Electric Fetus – Come in and check out all the great local artists wares. Ask the staff for their picks and you won’t be led astray.
3. The Turf Club – A St. Paul bar and music venue that really holds on to a feeling of a time gone by, but not forgotten.
4. The West Bank – A location and a state of mind. The neighborhood has some of the best local music and bars around. The Nomad World Pub, the 400 Bar, the Acadia Cafe, Palmers Bar, and the Triple Rock Social Club all measure up and can easily exceed expectations.
5. Hymies – This vinyl only record store will eat up hours if you’re not careful as you become enraptured by the selection.